Mendoza is a city in central-northern Argentina. It was founded by Spanish conquistadors in 1561, and named after Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza, then the governor of Chile.
Today, Mendoza is known as Argentina's prime wine-country, but is also famous for its production of olive oil. Additionally, Mendoza is a well-known location for sports such as skiing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, and rafting, mostly thanks to the surrounding countryside and mountainous region.
People Born in Mendoza
Mendoza in People's Lives
Walt Disney: I was sent here on a filming mission by the U.S. Government in 1941, in an effort to improve relations with South America.